Laser gum contouring

Recreate Your Smile with Laser Gum Recontouring

Looking for a quick smile transformation? Just one cosmetic procedure can produce major results. If your biggest complaint about your smile is that too much of your gums show, laser gum recontouring can fix this problem quickly and permanently.

Get Rid of Your Gummy Smile

You shouldn’t have to hold back from revealing a smile because you’re embarrassed by excess gum tissue or short teeth. A dental laser is a sophisticated piece of equipment designed to trim, reshape, and recontour gum tissue. The procedure is simple, minimally invasive, and can be completed in about 30 minutes in your Midtown cosmetic dentist’s office. Only a local anesthetic is needed as preparation for the recontouring and most patients experience no pain during the treatment.

Healing Is Usually Complete Within Hours

DNA determines how much gum tissue you have showing, but you don’t have to live unhappily with the smile you’ve been given. Whether genetics, an overgrown upper jaw, a short or high upper lip, enlarged gums, or poorly erupted teeth are to blame for excessive gingival display, cosmetic dentistry treatments like laser gum recontouring make it possible to create the kind of smile you want.

How Laser Gum Recontouring Works

The goal of laser gum recontouring, also known as a laser gum lift, is to reshape the gum line so more tooth enamel is showing than gum. Too much gum tissue is usually not a threatening oral health problem, but rather a cosmetic one. Patients who have gummy smiles are often self-conscious about their appearance, and you shouldn’t have to be embarrassed about smiling.

The gum recontouring laser is carefully and precisely maneuvered around the teeth, removing excess gum tissue along the way, revealing more tooth enamel, and creating a symmetrical smile. The goal is to allow put gum tissue and tooth enamel in proportion to balance out the face and smile.

The Benefits of Modern Laser Gum Recontouring

Many people are unhappy with their gummy smile, but they don’t pursue any cosmetic changes because they fear how involved the work may be. While the thought of having gum tissue removed may sound like an unpleasant procedure, it isn’t.
The trimming done with a dental laser makes an easy smile makeover possible, and the modern laser gum recontouring procedure offered by your Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist is more comfortable than ever before.
The goal is to create a flattering ratio of tooth to gum. The laser gum recontouring procedure:

  • Lengthens short teeth
  • Equalizes an uneven gum line
  • Makes healthier gums and teeth possible
  • Delivers dramatic results
  • Offers immediate results

Smiles can be made even more beautiful by combining laser gum recontouring with other cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers. Together, the two procedures add even more length to each tooth for a truly flawless, flattering smile.

Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Gum Recontouring?

Smile makeovers are optional, and the way a person wants their smile to look is subjective, but one of the biggest complaints patients have is that their smile is too gummy. When you combine excess gum tissue with short teeth, you can look juvenile. You may not even have teeth that show when you smile because your gums are so prominent.

Don’t live with the characteristic that makes you unhappy. Work with New York City cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei to get a completely balanced and beautiful smile. He doesn’t only focus on the procedure at hand, but looks at what will give you a truly flattering smile that is unique to you. Find out whether you’re a good candidate for laser gum recontouring. Schedule a consultation.